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Re: New Member 83 GL Auto

Post by C 20 CCO » Sun Feb 06, 2022 10:56 am

RussGLAuto wrote:
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C 20 CCO wrote:
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Lovely early example, looking forward to getting out and about this year. Hopefully see you around 👍🏻. Welcome to the club :hi:
Been here for a while Dave. But thank you for the kind words.

Was hoping to put Gladys into the PC show after the 2020 S**t show that was covid cancelled... that said, been talking to my smart paint repair expert (who's brother may well have originally sold Gladys at VW's Bishop Stortfords branch), I know right, small world!

And he's agreed to attend mid / end March to get Glady's paintwork 100%. Which is what I've been aiming for. Not going to be cheep, c. £700-900 to sort out the bonnet, front valance, and rear swage line rust spiders that have appeared recently...

Seems these can be expected on cars of this age due to poor steelwork prep back in the day when it wasn't really known about.

Hey ho!

I'll get there. Means she's not 100% original paintwork, but it will mean she's 100% rust free which, in my book, is far more important. And the repair will still leave c. 80% paint still original...

Cheers

Russ
Russ,

Not every 30 yr + example can be original, all that matters is they are maintained to help preserve them.
Good luck with the repairs going smoothly…. 👍🏻.


kind regards,

Dave.

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You must first be young and stupid!

Previously owned: 1984 1.6 CL in alpine white; 1986 1.6 GT in met light blue over black body kit; 1990 1.8 GT2 in silver.
Currently: 1991 GT2 in Pearl green metallic.

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Re: New Member 83 GL Auto

Post by RussGLAuto » Thu Feb 17, 2022 6:20 pm

You're a gent Dave. I don't care what the rest say... Smart paint repair booked 1st April. 👍🤞😳


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Re: New Member 83 GL Auto

Post by RussGLAuto » Tue Aug 16, 2022 6:29 pm

Evening gents,

Back home at long last. Quick update on this rolling restoration. Second round of smart paint repairs to banish several small rust spiders from both rear quarters together with a poor rattle can job on the bonnet corner by a previous owner.
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What next? Got the rocker cover refurbished and a decent air box replacement from a chap called Dubstock to fit.
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Weekend Wagon - 51k 1982 Mk2 Scirocco 1.6 GL Auto - Diamond Silver
Other Half's Wagon - 2020 Renault Clio RS Line - White
Daughters Curb Scraper - 2016 Fiat 500 1.2 - White

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Re: New Member 83 GL Auto

Post by essextom » Wed Aug 17, 2022 8:14 am

looks good


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Re: New Member 83 GL Auto

Post by C 20 CCO » Wed Aug 17, 2022 9:30 am

Reminds me of my alpine white CL I used to own many moons ago.
Nice tidy example you have there. And good to see the care going in to it to keep it looking it’s best 👍🏻


kind regards,

Dave.

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Previously owned: 1984 1.6 CL in alpine white; 1986 1.6 GT in met light blue over black body kit; 1990 1.8 GT2 in silver.
Currently: 1991 GT2 in Pearl green metallic.

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Re: New Member 83 GL Auto

Post by RussGLAuto » Wed Aug 17, 2022 10:09 am

Thanks gents, I should have done a lot of this on You's Tube but I'm hopeless at video editing... hey ho.

Splashed out on a Quick Jack too so I can get to the oily bits, could do with a good de-grease and jet wash wash underneath.
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Daily Driver - 2017 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine - Polestar - Arctic White
Weekend Wagon - 51k 1982 Mk2 Scirocco 1.6 GL Auto - Diamond Silver
Other Half's Wagon - 2020 Renault Clio RS Line - White
Daughters Curb Scraper - 2016 Fiat 500 1.2 - White